Bamboo Table Runner

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This weekend, we found ourselves in need of a birthday gift for a close family friend who is really hard to buy for!  A few years ago, I made him a fall colored runner for his table and he has kept it there ever since and really seemed to appreciate … Read More

December Aurifil Designer of the Month: Amanda Herring

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The designer of the month for December is Amanda Herring, a fabric designer for Riley Blake.  Her company is The Quilted Fish. Here is Amanda’s flower block, made using her favorite shade of blue, a pretty turquoise.  You can find the block and an interview with Amanda here. Don’t forget, by submitting a … Read More

October Aurifil Designer of the Month: Kathy Brown

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The designer of the month for September is Kathy Brown, author of Strip-Smart Quilts. She has designed this free block called Chip Off the Old Block.  You can find the block and an interview with Kathy here.  I love the old desk/shelf she has in her sewing room–what a nice space! Don’t … Read More

August Aurifil Designer of the Month, Angela Walters

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Have you been sewing along with the Aurifil Designers of the Month?  It’s worth it, I tell you!  For each block you make and post, you are entered to win an awesome Aurifil prize. Angela Walters designed the block for August.  You can read all about Angela and download her … Read More

July Aurifil Designer, Wendy Sheppard

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It’s Wendy Sheppard’s turn this month to share her block design for the Aurifil Block of the Month.  You can find all the details here. I love that quilt in the lower left of her mosaic, don’t you? In order to enter a photo of your block for a chance … Read More

May Aurifil Designer of the Month–me!

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May is my month to share a blue and white block design for the Aurifil Designer of the Month BOM.  I truly love Aurifil thread so I am so happy to partner with them for this project.  All my piecing and quilting is done with Aurifil! Pat Sloan asked us … Read More

April Aurifil Designer, Kate Spain

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It’s Kate Spain’s turn this month to share her block design for the Aurifil Block of the Month.  You can find all the details here. In order to enter a photo of your block for a chance to win a box of Aurifil thread, simply link up your photo right in … Read More

March Aurifil Designer, Christa Watson

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It’s Christa Watson’s turn this month to share her block design for the Aurifil Block of the Month.  You can find all the details here. There is an important change to note. In order to enter a photo of your block for a chance to win a box of Aurifil … Read More

February Aurifil Designer, Kari Carr

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Pat Sloan has just introduced the February Aurifil Block of the Month, designed by Kari Carr.  You can find all the details here. There is an important change to note. In order to enter a photo of your block for a chance to win a box of Aurifil thread, you … Read More

Ombre Vibes Mini

Amy FriendAurifil, Complete Quilts, stamping16 Comments

A little over a year ago now, I designed a quilt for Sizzix that I called Ombre Vibes. It is available as a free pattern on the Sizzix site.  Sizzix now owns the sample quilt that I made and I have been intended to make one for myself but keep … Read More

FQS Aurifil Thread Boxes

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When the Fat Quarter Shop asked if I would like to try out their exclusive Aurifil thread boxes, they didn’t need to ask twice. I am a huge Aurifil fan and use it pretty much exclusively.  The Fat Quarter Shop is selling boxes of 10 spools each in four colorways … Read More